Jason Nelson wows the Friends of the Library

Jason Nelson lecturing at G10

On Tuesday night, Friends of the Library were entertained by Jason Nelson, cyber poet and digital artist, at the Gold Coast campus library.

Jason, a lecturer with the School of Humanities, spoke about his quest as an artist to bend (and sometimes break) the rules of poetry and art and explore its future in our technological world.

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listening to jason nelson at G10     jason nelson's digital artwork

He demonstrated a few of his interactive art pieces, some of which have received millions of hits on the internet, and explained how his work has been used in classrooms all around the world  for many purposes (once even to benefit child victims of the 2011 tsunami in Japan).

Jason was inundated with questions from an enamored audience after his lecture concluded.

Before the public lecture Friends members were treated to a networking cocktail function, with a panel of computers displaying some of Jason’s interactive works for attendees to explore.

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For information on how to become a Friend of the library, please visit the Friends of the Library webpage.

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